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Cari Rerat: Story captures brilliantly what it's like to get bullied
In "Everybody Sees the Ants," by A. S. King, Lucky's life at school is almost unbearable. Not only did he get into see-the-guidance-counselor-regularly kind of trouble for a social studies assignment, he also has to endure Nader McMillan.
Ryan Richardson: Search for living space complicated by pets
I am a pretty laid-back guy when it comes to most everything in life, except when it comes to moving.
Spirited surprise: Artist's discovery about imaginary friends leads to exhibit
Those friends can now be seen by everyone. They are featured in an exhibit called "Les Morts et Les Mysteres," on display until Saturday at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company.
Phyllis Seesengood: Readers won't care that 'Unseen' is seventh in a series
In "Unseen," by Karin Slaughter, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has gone undercover as Bill Black, a small-time but frightening ex-con.
Ryan Richardson: Website locates pet-friendly destinations
Last weekend, on my drive to Kansas City, I broke 30,000 miles in my car for the past year. While some of that has been in Joplin, watching my readout turn over reminded me that I've done some serious traveling throughout the Midwest.
SXSW stories: Local bands that played during this year's festival say all the work was worth it
Ryan O'Toole didn't know for sure about the gig until about three weeks before it was to happen. But the gig was too good to pass up, and he had known since January that it might happen.
Nonfiction accounts shed new light on Holocaust
Last time I wrote, I covered two historical fiction books set during World War II. It seems I can't leave this era -- the books I'd like to share with you are also set in the period. This time, however, they are nonfiction accounts.
Ryan Richardson: Pet hair, mess invades vehicle's interior
Before I moved to Joplin, I bought my first new car in almost a decade and a half. I figured with the drive back and forth between home and the miles I would be putting in at work, the late '90s Cavalier-of-almost-certain-doom would probably not suffice for this job.
Frankie Meyer: Local resources help in family research
When researching your family, don't be content with birth, death and marriage data.
Couple realizes dream with operation of restaurant and campground
The remote coziness of the place, the covered outdoor patio overlooking Shoal Creek and the family atmosphere inside created by Ann and husband, Tom, have made it the proverbial “home away from home” for those who visit.
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